> Innovation and sustainabilityà pins of the congress FIMMG

primary care in a health care system that must be renewed, but also ensure the sustainabilityà. These are the central themes that will be discussed by the white coats of the Italian Federation of family doctors (Fimmg), in the course of the 64th national congress, which is opened yesterday in Santa Margherita di Pula (Ca), close on the 17th of October To participate in more than 1,000 family doctors, representatives of Institutions, the Nhs, the pharmaceutical industry and the scientific-academic.

The goal of the Fimmg, this year, is to focus the attention “of the authoritiesà the political Government and the Regions, actors of the health care system and public opinion – explains Giacomo Milillo, secretary-general of the Federation on the needà of a reform of the structure and organization of primary care, and in it of general medicine, allowing for the full realization of their potentialà, both on welfare, the promotion and protection of health”.

The family doctors want to be confronted with experts and Institutions, especially in the face of a crisis that increases pressures on the economic and financial resources for the sanità”, in Italy as abroad.

perché “, we are sure, continue Milillo – that only the realisation of a true primary care through a profound rethinking of general medicine and the implementation of structural investments could represent a valid response to the crisis of sustainabilityà of the health systems”.

An intervention that, according to the union leader, “must extend to the introduction of innovative technologies and the development of models of Ict in the sanità. For a complete reform of primary care, is essential to a changed cultural approach and a true integration between the technological and the health organisation of the territory”.

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The congress Fimmg, in addition to the political part also includes a scientific section, focusing in particular on the themes of cronicità.

Will be presented with 2 original research: the first carried out by the centre for studies Fimmg on genomics, understood as the new frontier of clinical medicine, and the degree of computerization of the family doctor; the second, carried out by Ipsos for Fimmg on the impact of the economic crisis in the last six months on the medical expenses of the italians.

Page published on 12 October 2009